|Early Times Report |
Jammu, Sept 9: Crime Branch, Jammu arrested a fraudster involved in Rs 10 lacs scandal from Mangaluru, Karnataka, the accused person kept changing his name to evade his arrest for last two years.
According sources the Crime Branch finally succeeded in arresting him in a scandal of Rs.10.57 lakh.
"He was wanted in case FIR No.08/2017 U/S 419, 420, 406/RPC P/S Crime Branch, Jammu", they said, adding that a team of Crime Branch, Jammu arrested the accused Showkat Ahmad Lone @ Dr. Faizan Shah @ Basit Shah son of Mohd Ramzan Lone resident of Batwina, Tehsil Lar, Distt. Ganderbal from Mangaluru, Karnataka.
"He had impersonated as Dr. Faizan Shah and duped the complainant after inducing him that he (accused) enjoyed close relations in the high corridors of power and hence can arrange Govt. jobs for their kin and accordingly he took an amount of Rs. 10.57 lacs for this purpose from the complainant", they said.
They further said that the allegations against him were prima facie substantiated during the Preliminary Enquiry and the instant case was registered. "During investigation the involvement of the accused in the case was made out but the accused went underground.
The accused kept on changing his names as well as hideouts", they said, adding that finally he was arrested from Mangaluru, Karnataka and further investigation of the case is going on.
"Besides this, the accused has also impersonated as Director (WHO) World Health Organization and a separate case FIR No. No. 56/2019 has been lodged in this regard against the accused in P/S Barkhe, Mangaluru, Karnataka", they added.